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Friend in Venice Tours

Venice, Italy
About Friend in Venice Tours
Life is a journey, travelling is living twice.” – Omar Khayyam – (Persian poet of XII century)I am a tour leader. I visited many countries… not to find myself, tot o learn how to live. And from you, and all of those I met during my journeys I learned something.This is the reason why I love my job. For me it represents an opportunity to meet men and women from different places and with different cultures.
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 Friendinvenice, how to experience the true Venice, private tour

The best parts of Venice are always the secret and inespected ones.

In my opinion in fact, "traveling" means "discovering". Travelers should therefore feel a constant urge to learn new things and see ... "more". In Venice, they would try to discover the whole city and live it at fullest. They would have to look at customs and traditions, support the arts and crafts, taste the local food ... in short, they would have fun. And in doing so, but also the emotions felt (and the eyes of those who led them). I would like to show you off-the-beaten-path, discovering the mysterious, the hidden corners of Venice which is not JUST St. Mark's Square: it's ALSO St. Mark's Square

. I look forward to meeting you!

Nadia, your "Friend in Venice"
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2 hours
from $95.84

 Friendinvenice Early Morning Venice Private Tour

There is nothing better than seeing Venice in the early morning.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $246.45

Friendinvenice Murano Burano Torcello private tours By Luxury water taxi

There are two ways to visit Venice. Follow the flow of tourists who take a route chosen by 20 million people every year or leave the tourist trail behind. We pride ourselves on creating authentic experiences for curious visitors Get away from the crowds and get real Venice your way, your peace. Venice Murano Burano day trip is offering the opportunity to experience the Venetian top islands at your own peace. The old history of Venice started from its islands. Learn about the historical and social context of Murano and Burano. Discover the techniques on the ageless arts of glassblowing and lacemaking.

Our Murano Burano traditional craftsmanship, and picturesque villages atmosphere. Hear from your expert local guide to the islands heritage and their secret stories. Step into authentic workshops of local artisans. Watch in awe as they create intricate handcrafted pieces
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6 hours 7 minutes
from $1,155.09

Friendinvenice Cannaregio & Jewish Heritage-private tour

The Cannaregio sestiere (district) in Venice is characterized by the fact that it is often ignored by tourists. You will be surprised by your beauty and the peace and quiet. During our walk we will reach
the Jewish community of Venice. "ghetto" the most ancient ghetto in the world.
the word "ghetto". Invented by the Venetian Jews, it was originally a simple toponym: "ghetto" is nothing but the hardening of the Ashkenazi pronunciation: (place where the molten metal is "thrown")
In the years before 1516 many other Jews had sought protection in the city, escaping from the hinterland due to the wars. Soon the Ghetto assumed international notoriety and, after the Germans, began to welcome Jews from the most disparate points of the diaspora, Spain and Portugal, Italians, Marranos. Within a few meters there were five synagogues.
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3 hours
from $164.31

Friendinvenice Let's discover Venice & the history of its courtesans PT

Venice, this wonderful city rising out of the water, was one of the wonders in Europe, and during the 15th and 16th century one the richest in the Mediterranean Sea with a population of approx. 170.00 thousand inhabitants.
More than 11.000 were courtesans...In a cosmopolitan and active city like Venice, at the time of the Serenissima the courtesan phenomenon found fertile ground. The Republic was not only the beating heart of a thriving commercial activity, but also a center of passage for merchants , for pilgrims, people on the move, foreigners of all sorts .Many were those who went to the lagoon due to the high number of precious relics. As many as those that arrived in the wake of the oriental routes for the sale of luxury goods. The phenomenon of prostitution flourished in this purely male environment. Like most activities it was not only controlled by the city government but also used as a tool to maintain public order
Let’s explore the Venetian courtesan culture
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3 to 4 hours
from $164.31
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Alexander wrote a review Jun 2020
1 contribution
A really lovely tour! We visited a lot of interesting places and discovered hiden details that a "common tourist" doesn't see. A lot of information about history, cuture and the origins of many common words like Ciao, taxi. Nadia is a really knowledgeable, human and passionate
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Date of experience: June 2020
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VITO M wrote a review Mar 2020
Bari, Italy16 contributions2 helpful votes
It Was a beautiful experience in venice ! Nadia ls a super tourist guide! I apreciated so much the experience!
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Date of experience: December 2019
Italian Pamela wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions
Nadia is a wonderfully joyful, sincere, and knowledgeable guide. She brings every corner of Venice alive as you walk with her through the little alleys and over the canals. This is HER Venice, she speaks of how "we" saved the bell tower, how "our" buildings were built up in the
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Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from friendinvenice, Proprietario at Friend in Venice Tours
Responded Feb 20, 2020
Cara Pamela Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I am convinced that my ability depends a lot on you ,from my guests. My tours are not pre-packaged. I have to meet you and then my challenge is to amaze you .. if I can I am the happiest woman and I added a few more friends around the world. I love my job because I love people Grazie Un bacio Nadia
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MaPa wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
Nadia is a fantastic guide through Venice, away form the noise and stress of the beaten track. An individual walk while Nadia explained historic details how Venice was built during the centuries. Gave us insights and the feeling to be welcome in this spectecular city, awesome
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from friendinvenice, Proprietario at Friend in Venice Tours
Responded Feb 18, 2020
Thank you for taking some time to post a review, which as you know is very important for me and my team. When I spend time, in pleasant company ,time flies. My goal has been achieved ,making you feel Venetian, because this city belongs to you too. I hope to meet you very soon. From Venice a gondola of kisses Nadia
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gpm6960 wrote a review Feb 2020
Bath, United Kingdom26 contributions17 helpful votes
We had a courtesans tour with Nadia and would highly recommend to anyone visiting Venice. Nadia is Venetian and knows the city so well! With her we were able to see things you would never find with a guide book and she gave us an amazing insight into the city, it’s history and
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Response from friendinvenice, Owner at Friend in Venice Tours
Responded Feb 14, 2020
Carissima grazie thank you very much for taking some time to write me a review I believe that those who love history and go back in time the courtesans tour is the most beautiful tour that one can do, this tour touches many details, anecdotes and is also a lot of fun I hope to see you again very soon
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